The 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country Is A Stylish Way To Go Off Roading
It’s amazing how the market went wild for anything “crossoverish or SUVish”. Every single buyer who is searching for a new car has at least on one occasion dwelled on the thought of buying a small crossover, SUV or anything related to that “adventuristic” style that we all grew to like. Volvo certainly knows that and despite having the wonderfully practical XC70 in their lineup, Volvo revealed one more caravan based light off road car, the V60 Cross Country. The name says it all really. This car isn’t all about harsh terrain and off road, but it is for simple trips to the woods or to the lake. Interestingly, the 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country isn’t even a full off road packed caravan, but it is a rather bold stylistic expression of the (sort of) off road capable V60. To paint an even clearer picture, it seems that the V60 Cross Country in the world of off road ready SUVs and off roaders is something like an Apple phone in the Android store. It doesn’t belong there really. However, it’ll attract some buyers and that is all that matters.
Volvo is so certain in its Cross Country lineup that they’ve even revealed the 2015 volvo V60 cross country – an off road themed sedan which, honestly, doesn’t look half bad as it sounds. However, let’s get back to the “normal” caravan version.
Apart from receiving new styling elements on the outside which certainly festoon the nicely shaped caravan, the 2015 volvo V60 cross country received modified transmission, better suited all-wheel drive as well as some protective elements clearly making it look and feel more upscale and more robust in comparison with the well-known sedan. First of all, the suspension has been improved to cope with rough terrains. 2.6 inches of suspension travel was added and the car actually sits 2.6 inches higher in comparison with the asphalt roaming V60. Such change definitely affected the center of gravity and the driving characteristics, but Volvo is persistent in claiming that the 2015 volvo V60 cross country can provide almost equally impressive road holding characteristics as before. If you don’t find that sufficient enough, you should search the fun-to-drive-factor on some light off road sections.
Ride is also improved through installation of the 18 inch wheels found on both trims (Premier and Platinum). The wheels don’t even look big thanks to the rather large overall size of the off road wagon. The interior also received some minor changes. A few elements with Cross Country written all over them certainly help make better ambiance inside, but the biggest advantage of the Volvo cabin are the seats which are perfect for support, for comfort and for the drive These are kind off among the most important things that a driver seeks in a car. The 2.5 liter V5 turbocharged engine producing 250 HP for the V60 Cross Country with an all-wheel drive system enables the rather large car to have launch control which can accelerate the car to 60mph in 7 or even in less than seven seconds.
The powerful engine enables such a dominant performance, but gracious looks, long equipment list and wonderfully executed interior make the 2015 volvo V60 cross country the perfect car for making a statement somewhere deep in the woods.